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Man on Wire

This absorbing documentary plays out more like a heist thriller than your average talking-head doc. Lively recreations and interviews with the principals aim to put viewers into the mindframe of romantic-minded highwire walker Philippe Petit, who--along with a cadre of slightly mad collaborators--attempted to walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center back in 1973. Forged I.D. cards, disguises, intrepid security guards and backstabbing team members were just a few of the elements in this larger-than-life tale. 90 minutes PG-13.